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A wearable device that vibrates fingertip could improve wearer’s touch

By Damir Beciri
4 August 2011

georgia-tech-wearable-stochastic-resonance-glove-1Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a glove with a special fingertip which employs stochastic resonance in order to improve the wearer’s sense of touch and motor performance. The technology could be used to assist individuals whose jobs require high-precision manual dexterity or those with medical conditions that reduce their sense of… »

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SCRATCHbot robot mimics rats and navigates with whiskers

By Damir Beciri
One Comment16 January 2010

scratchbotAfter their work on Whiskerbot, a group of researchers from the University of Sheffield and the Bristol Robotics Lab has created the SCRATCHBot (Spatial Cognition and Representation through Active TouCh), which uses its plastic whiskers in a sweeping back and forth motion to find its way round, much like a real rat. Many rodents have… »